A Chittagong court yesterday sent Sub-inspector (SI) Bodruddoja Mahmud to jail after rejecting his bail prayer in connection with a case filed over yaba peddling.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Rabiul Alam Chowdhury passed the order after hearing the bail petition filed by the police official.
SI Boddruddoja was shown arrested in a case filed for his alleged involvement in transporting 29,000 yaba pills to Dhaka, said Sairul Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Mirsarai Police Station.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of Rab-7 seized the contraband tablets from a truck in Mirsarai upazila and arrested its driver and helper, police said.
After primary interrogation, the duo claimed that the drugs belonged to SI Bodruddoja. “We were instructed by the police official to transport the tablets to Mohammapur area in Dhaka,” the driver claimed.
On Friday, the SI was detained at Dampara police lines, said Shakila Sultana, additional deputy commissioner (public order management) of CMP.
He was suspended from the District Detective Branch (North) in Dhaka and attached to CMP Police Lines at Dampara a month ago after his wife sued him for domestic violence under women and children repression act, she said.
“If he is found guilty, we will take actions against him,” she added.